Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Simpson and parts of Lasseter districts.

Issued at 7:10 pm Wednesday, 5 August 2020.

Weather Situation: An active trough is moving across central Australia. At 6:30 pm radar and satellite showed scattered thunderstorms between Watarrka and close to the Queensland border. These thunderstorms are expected to extend eastwards during the evening.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Arltunga, Kulgera, Hermannsburg, Finke and Titjikala.

There have been several reports of small hail at Yulara today.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* avoid remaining in the open when storms threaten
* pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
* avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit